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Faculty and Staff Professional Development

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Ideally, faculty and staff development should be a proactive process, not a reactive one. What is the best way for educational institutions to conduct ongoing faculty and staff development? Should all faculty and staff be engaged in professional development every year? Should professional development focus more on "problematic" or potentially problematic, faculty and staff?

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Creating a proactive process for annual professional development requires a review of the current policies and practices of the university and an understanding of change. While models and theories concerning change, some universities operate effectively without a set pattern or policy of organizational behavior. However, many do not. Underneath patterns and policies of organizational behavior, administrators at the university level must set forth a ...

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This solution provides a detailed discussion of educational institutions to conduct ongoing faculty and staff development. Additionally, this solution includes two references for further investigation of the given topic.

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